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been appointed to the love of the highest jobs in the workers party, another sign he is being groomed to take over for his father. i correspondent filed this report from neighboring south korea. >> hundreds of delegates in largely identical suits headed to the party convention. hundreds of others passed along the vast, empty boulevard. propaganda, as i have your tomorrow, which would not be difficult. -- promised a happier tomorrow, which would not be difficult. they tried to stabilize at north korea's unpredictable politics. >> state television announced the rise of the third generation. his youngest son in his mid-20s, has been made at general. his main qualification for being air apparent -- he was educated in switzerland, and therefore must understand the blast. -- the west. her husband is thought to be the real power behind the throne. covering north korea is a family business. it started in 1945 with the founding of the state by "the great leader," kim il-sung. kim jong-il is called "the der leader." and now his son will take the soap opera into a third generation. he is known o
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." >> the minute in the family -- the son of north korea's leader becomes an army general. is he being groomed to take power? the u.s. tries to salvage peace talks as israel and its partial freeze in settlement belt -- on settlement building in the occupied territory. president java's claims victory in the the venezuelan election -- chavez claims victory in the venezuelan election. we're coming to you on pbs america and coming up later, coping with the floods. nigeria -- rising water has forced people from millions -- forced millions from their homes. we will have the latest on the plight of the chilean miners. north korea has announced that the third son of its leader kim jong-il has been appointed as the force -- as a four-star general. many believe that the party is preparing to anoint thee a man named kim jong-un as his father's eventual successor. from the south korean capital of seoul, here is one of our correspondence. >> from the trains pulling into an immaculate pyongyang central station to the choreographed uniformity of the arriving delegates, it is clear that something is going on.
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father's health holds out they will keep him in a grooming position. >> you are painting and interesting, complicated picture that is a melding of the dynasty with the military. >> i think that one of the things that we saw when kim jong il our was two ways of assimilation. the first was the inheritance from his own father, if my father is a god, therefore i am. and the korean worker became displaced as the leading institution in the country by the military. >> what does it offer for the rest of the world? opportunity in any way? >> i hesitate to think so. we saw a bit of this when kim jong ill became a leader, there was a sense that he might be a reformer. it is too early to tell. i think there are no opportunities yet. the most recent thing that i saw is that they are initiating talks with the families. as far as i can tell that has been a way to engineer more cash from the self -- from the south, showing their vulnerability at the moment. >> thank you very much. let's take a look at some of the other stories making headlines around the world today. brazil is counting down to the presi